Breed

Gordon Setter


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperament
  • affectionate
  • confident
  • bold

Demeanor
somewhat reserved

Choosing the Best Dog Food for a Senior Gordon Setter

The Gordon Setter is often an affectionate, confident and bold breed. Their demeanor is often times described as reserved with strangers. But as the dog ages and reaches its senior years, their temperament can become less predictable. While a Gordon Setter typically needs lots of activity, as they get older their energy levels tend to gradually fade which can lead to obesity. A dutiful owner of a Gordon Setter should take time to find the right dog food for a senior Gordon Setter to help keep energy levels up and their weight controlled.


Breed

Gordon Setter


AKC Grouping
Sporting Group
Temperment
  • affectionate
  • confident
  • bold
Demeanor
somewhat reserved

If you own a senior Gordon Setter you've likely enjoyed many years of an affectionate, confident and bold companion. Now in the Gordon Setter's senior years you're likely seeing signs of aging mainly in the form of decreased energy levels. Bred to be a hunter, the Gordon Setter was developed to withstand a day of the hunt. Running, swimming, and hunting for hours took a lot of energy. . . and they had it back then. Older now, a senior Gordon Setter may still enjoy a ball toss or a frisbee to help keep obesity at bay. They'd also benefit from a dog food more suited for weight control while being properly proportioned for their needs.


Energy
very active
Grooming
a weekly good brushing
Training
often independent
Shedding
seasonally

Originally left to their own resources to forage for food, the Gordon Setter most likely survived on a high protein diet of hunting spoils and barn vermin. The Gordon Setter may not have lived as long in years past, but it's important to note that your Gordon Setter can live as long as 13 years or more today. How? The key to helping a senior Gordon Setter live a full and long life all lies in selecting the best dog food for a senior Gordon Setter and making sure it gets proper exercise. The average weight of a Gordon Setter is 55-80 pounds (male), 45-70 pounds (female). If your senior Gordon Setter is falling outside of that range, you should first consider a better dog food for a senior Gordon Setter (like the dog food Spot & Tango offers). Then, make sure your dog is getting appropriate exercise.


It is vital that you Gordon Setter gets the nutrients it needs to grow, especially as they enter their golden years. Feeding your senior Gordon Setter a well-balanced nutrient based dog food is the best option if you want a healthy and happy dog. Starting off their life, the Gordon Setter needed special nutrients to grow, as it gets older these needs may change depending upon how active or inactive its lifestyle is. As your Gordon Setter ages and lifestyle changes so should the food that they eat. Just like any other dog, the Gordon Setter can suffer from dysplasia which is a hip joint issue that can develop along with knee problems. This is common in dogs who suffer arthritis in the hips. Hip problems and knee and joint issues can all develop in older dogs. Their diet should take into consideration their senior age along with their activity levels. A well-balanced nutrient based dog food can help relieve your aging Gordon Setter's health issues such as arthritis and may give them more bounce in their step.


AAFCO Dog Food Nutrient Profiles are used to create the recipes for our Gordon Setter dog food. Our online quiz specializes a meal plan for your senior Gordon Setter using specific lifestyle parameters like activity, weight and other physical characteristics. We have a USDA-approved kitchen at Spot & Tango where all of our meals are prepared using our human-grade ingredients. Each meal we prepare is delivered to your home in only a few days. Consider the nutritional needs of your senior Gordon Setter dog and make a decision that could possibly keep them from a vet visit. Take the online quiz today and get a quality Spot & Tango Gordon Setter dog food meal sent to your home today.